Women's Volleyball fades in four sets to Rams

Sofia Cullina

BOSTON – The Suffolk volleyball team kept its winning ways going Tuesday night as it capped off its four-match homestand with a 3-1 victory over Becker inside Regan Gymnasium. The win, which was the Rams' third straight, came by set scores of 19-25, 25-8, 25-20 and 25-18.

SCORE: Suffolk 3, Becker 1
RECORDS: Suffolk (11-7) | Becker (10-12)

After falling behind 1-0 in the match, Suffolk stormed in the second set to level the playing field, held off the Hawks in the third and locked up the non-conference win with a 25-18 fourth frame.

· Suffolk grabbed an early 8-4 lead.
· Becker slowly chipped away at the Rams advantage and used an 8-1 run to turn the tides and go ahead 17-13.
· Out of a blue-and-gold timeout, Bridget Allison and Hannah Fabiano combined for a block to break up the Hawks run.
· The visitors didn't stay quiet for long as Micaela Rice put together back-to-back aces to put the Rams in a six-point hole, 20-14.
· Suffolk's comeback ensued as it rattled off four consecutive points to pull within two, 20-18.
· Hugo Oretga used a timeout to simmer Suffolk and the break did as the Hawks came out of the break with a pair of points to go back in front by four, 22-18.
· A monster kill by Sarah Mullahy stopped the run, but Becker did not let the Rams get any closer as it recorded the final three points to take the frame.

· Suffolk had to play catch up in the opening of the stanza.
· Down 4-2, the Rams rattled off seven unanswered points to flip the switch and grab a 9-4 cushion.
· The Rams did not lose momentum out of a Becker break as the hosts stormed out to lead 15-7 at the midway point.
· The Hawks took their second break of the frame, but once again Suffolk didn't break stride cruising to a 25-8 second set victory.

· Suffolk's quick 3-0 lead turned into a 7-2 edge, forcing Becker to use its timeout early.
· The Hawks inched their way back and outscored the Rams, 9-4, to trim deficit to one, 15-14.
· A Fabiano kill followed by an ace by Allison kept the visitors at bay as the Rams regained a 22-16 edge.
· Becker's second timeout stunned Suffolk, but the visitors had too much ground to make up as the blue-and-gold hung on for the 25-20 frame win.

· A tight contest remained at 6-5 in Suffolk's favor until the blue-and-gold sturng toether four quick points to go ahead 10-5.
· A Becker timeout did not break up the stretch as the Rams used a 3-0 spurt to grab a 13-5 edge.
· The Rams did not lock back from there as they kept the Hawks at bay and cruised to the 25-18 set win to seal the match, 3-1.

· Four different Rams recorded double digit kills in Fabiano (16), Lombardo (12), Barbera (11) and Allison (10).
· Defenisvely, Fabiano contributed 22 digs with Kerek and Emma Feeney adding 12 and 10, respectively.
· Kerek set up the offense with 43 handouts with Lombardo adding four aces.

· Suffolk remains unbeaten all-time (dating back to 2008) improving to 7-0 versus the Hawks.
· For the third time in the series, the match went four sets.
· With her 35th assist, Kerek moved into second-place in Suffolk's record book on the assists list displacing Katie Hemlin's 1,134 mark, which stood since 2005. The senior finished the night with a career-high 43 assists to bring her career total to 1,143.
· Fabiano produced her fifth double-double of her career, while Kerek notched double figures in multiple categories for the fifth time this season and 11th time in her career.
· Fabiano tallied a new career best in digs with 22.
· Suffolk's 58 kills marked the most for the blue-and-gold this season and under Bonny Ducharme. The 58 strikes are the most for the Rams dating back through the 2011 season.